I am a former staff of the Lingap Center ,I miss the kids when they sing "God help the outcast "and one of the favorite songs of JFD ."What a wonderful world", the accommodating and very friendly staff.The thought of was being part of the institution makes me proud since I have seen all the successful Lingap kids like Aileen Bantolinao, Rhocsan Baron, Morin Jade Lacay, Mark Jay Tabo and his salutatorian sister Rosemae and others , I felt so bless to know these kids grow and succeeded and these good things happened in the Philippines will not be possible without the help and efforts of an American guy John F. Drake. He is also helping or extending help through community outreach, in schools also like West Bay Learning Center, Toledo Science National School as far as I know since the school principals told me since I am now having my teaching career. I also miss the conversation with the US visitors were we laugh our indifferences, especially Jane and Tita Judy also. You need not to be the president of the Philippines just to help those who are in need . To all US supporters, in behalf of all Toledanos\ Filipinos we owe you all a lot .
I am very grateful to be part of the Lingap Center since 2007, I would take this opportunity to thank my boss Sir John Drake, for accepting my imperfections and willing to accept me for who I am. Being a Filipino it is very hard for me to cope up, but you try to understand me as well as the other staff. i am also thankful to Tita Judy of course, to the travellers keep coming and spread the GOOD NEWS and to all the Lingap Supporters, in behalf of the kids and staff, THANK YOU SO MUCH.
I have been working at the Lingap Center for almost 12 years, since before. It was under the management of the DSWSD, and it was privatized last 2008. A lot of children were being saved because of the Lingap Center, especially with John Drake, he give all the needs of the children and in the community. He's touching the lives of the Filipino kids, and especially to all Toledanos,due to the programs that we have, the 3rd Saturday Program, the Education of the children,aside from safety and security of the children. He gave the children a shelter,and everything that life has to offer he gave everything for the kids and most especially the unconditional love.He is a heaven sent from above.
I am the sector manager of Peace Corps Philippines managing the Children, Youth and Families (CYF) Services Project. Lingap Children's Foundation is one of the strong partners of our project. I work with so many child caring organization in the country and Lingap is probably one of the top 10% with regards to excellent service in the development of the children. When it comes to serving the children in especially difficult circumstances, Lingap definitely have a very high standard. Working with Lingap as a partner has been a pleasant experience for me.
Review from Guidestar